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  1. AC Milan Serie A 2032/2033 After leaving Bayern Munich in the summer of 2031 my preferred club was the vacant AC Milan post as they'd been dominating the Italian league having won 5 of the last seven league titles. Unfortunately for me and Milan they dicided to take a punt on Guardiola and they finished the 2031/2032 season in 6th place and Guardiola's position was precarious. Despite my attempts to tempt the Milan board to consider me to restore them to dominance they decided to back Guardiola with a £95.75m summer spending spree. However as the winter break approached they were strugging to gain any momentum in 5th place and Guardiola's position was insecure and shortly after I declared my interest in the job he was shown the door. I join on the 31st of Dec 2032 half way through the league season with 19 games played in 5th position and just 7 points behind the leaders Roma and still in the Italian cup. The first game of my reign was an away trip to Cremonese who were in the lower half of the table and after going a goal down in 5mins we responded to win 4-1 and hit the ground running. Whilst we esablished a consistant run of form Roma seemed to have trouble beating the teams at the lower end of the table resulting in a draw here and there. And fortunately when we dropped points they did likelwise. By the time we met Roma in the league we were 3 points ahead with 3 games left to play and thankfully it was the most boring game of the season with barely any highlights of note and it's been a long time since I was happy with a goaless draw. The title wasn't clinched until the final day although by that point they'd have had to have won by 6 goals with us loosing by 5 for them to have a chance. Thankfully the team kept their composure to win the title in style with a 5-0 thrashing of Torino. The Italian Cup was fairly straightforward until the semi-final where we faced Roma, a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg gave them the slight advantage. The second leg saw us win 2-1 in our only victory over Roma this season in four meetings, all the others were draws. The final against Juventus was a comfortable 2-1 win with their goal coming late on. Milan had qualified from the Europa League group stage in 1st place and my first tie was in the first knockout round against Anderlecht, 3-0 & 2-0 wins by our second string side saw us through comfortably. Our second string again did the business against Southampton with a 2-2 draw at home and a 2-1 win away to set up a quarter-final tie against BMG. A 2-1 win away followed by a 1-0 win at home saw us through to face Liverpool in the semi-final. Liverpool inflicted our only defeat of the season under my leadership at Anfield with a 1-0 win. In the home tie we managed to turn it around with an emphatic 3-1 win. An entertaining final against Benfica saw us score three goals to Benfica's two and add this extra tin cup to my collection. I have the Confederations Cup approaching with Italy so will hopefully have update with that soon. Challenge Progress: Club 8/10 top domestic leagues (CHI, BRA, RSA, USA, FRA, GER, ESP, ITA) 7/10 domestic cups (CHI, BRA, RSA, FRA, GER, ESP, ITA) 5/5 club continental championships (ACL-Wuhan 2020, LIB-Sao Paulo 2022, CAFCL-Ajax CT 2025, NACL-New York RB 2027, UCL-Lyon 2029, UCL-Real Madrid 2032) 1/1 club world championship (Sao Paulo 2022) International 3/5 continental tournaments (MAR 2023, KOR 2027, ITA 2032) 0/2 world tournaments () Seasons: CLUB CAREER Leagues Cups Season NAT Club Division 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Cont. CWC Other & Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 CHI Wuhan CNFD 5th Joined in 9th place after 13 games and out of cups 2018 CHI Whuan CNFD 1st Qtr Promoted as champions 2019 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win League & Cup double. 2020 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win Win Trebble Winners (+domestic super cup) 2021 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 3rd Qtr Joined in 17th after 11 games. 2022 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 1st Win Win Win Quadruple 2022/23 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 7th n/a Win Nedbank Cup win 2023/24 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st 2rnd Final League Champions 2024/25 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st Semi Win Win CAF Confederation Cup, League Champions, MTN 8 Cup, Telkom Knockout Cup, CAF Super Cup 2025/26 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st* Win CAF Champions League, *resigned after 7 league games in 1st place and a game in hand. 2026 USA New York RB MLS 1st MLS Cup & MLS Supporters Shield winners 2027 USA New York RB MLS 12th Win NACL 2027/28 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 3rd 10rnd Semi 2028/29 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 2nd Semi Win Win UEFA CL & League Cup winners 2029/30 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 1st Win Win League & FA Cup & Club World Cup 2030/31 GER Bayern Munich BL 1st Win League & Cup double 2031/32 ESP Real Madrid L1 1st Win Win League, Cup & ECL treble 2032/33 ITA AC Milan SA 1st Win Win League, Cup & EL trebble INTERNATIONAL CAREER Rank Cups Year Nation FIFA NL World Cont. Conf. Other & Notes 2020 Serbia 21st 2021 Serbia 33rd Failed to Qualify for World Cup 2022 Morocco 15th Won African Nations Championship 2023 Morocco 18th Win Won African Cup of Nations 2024 2025 South Korea 50th Won East Asia Cup 2026 South Korea 44th 3rd in World Cup group 2027 South Korea 31st Win Won the Asian Cup 2030/31 Italy 2nd Semi-final of Nations League and some friendlies 2031/32 Italy 1st Win Won European Championships --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  2. @vikeologist Congrats on adding another trophy to the collection and good luck with Barcelona.
  3. @Hovis Dexter From what I've noticed there's usually an African team available fairly early on which can help build your reputation if you can win the ACON. Once you've built up your reputation then getting another international job is quite easy as there's usually a few vacancies after each major tournament. Once you're at the top end of the reputation scale most teams domestic/international jump at the chance for you to be manager.
  4. I finally got my grubby mits on the AC Milan job on the 31st of Dec 2032. I was negotiating with Lazio for their vacant post when I noticed Guardiola's job had become "insecure" again so I declared interest in the Milan job and four days later he was sacked. I join half way through the league season with 19 games played in 5th position and just 7 points behind the leaders Roma. And with us still in the Italian Cup I'm hopeful of a nice short successful stay.
  5. @vikeologist As with most sports it's the competitive nature that adds to the fun if it's done in a respectful manner...which is a bit different from my manager as I've somehow riled up the Turkish manager like I've never done before as we've drawn them in the Nations League so faced them 5 times this calendar year. I'm hoping you complete the challenge as with your ups and downs it's made for a good story and would be good to see you overcome the disappointments to stand triumphant as an "ultimate manager" I think I've made a bad choice in my game as I'm still without a club in October following my departure from Real Madrid. Guardiola at AC Milan has turned his situation around and there aren't any other jobs available in Italy's Serie A. I was offered an interview with Barcelona but I turned that down as I was removing the Spanish league to aid the game speed. Then I was offered an interview with Liverpool but as a Man Utd fan I turned that down. I probably should have given that a go really. Mournho at 69 is still the Man Utd manager but his contract is up at the end of the season and I'm hoping he'll retire and appoint me...would prefer to have knocked the Italian league and cup off the list by then but seems I might have to do England before Italy.
  6. Italy European Championships 2032 The European Championshionship started off with my second defeat as Italy manager loosing 1-0 to Sweden and the pre-tournament optimism changing to apprehension. We recovered well beating Hungary 2-0 and Turkey 1-0 with late goals in both games to progess in 2nd place. In the second round we faced Belgiun and again required a late goal to snatch a 2-1 win. Spain awaited us in the quarter final and it took until extra time for the breakthrough to come with veteran Moise Kean grabbing the only goal of the game. The semi final saw us once again face Turkey in a much more comfortable game where we cruised to a 3-0 win to set up a final against England. The final was an epic for the neutral and stressful for the manager. We went 2-0 up by the 35th min and looked comfortable until England pulled one back just before the break. England pressed and pressed throughout the second half and finally got the equaliser on the 84th min. Two minuetes later we were 3-2 up only for England to equal a minute later and at 3-3 it seemed were heading into extra time when in the 94th minute one of my Real Madrid players snatched the win for Italy. Challenge Progress: Club 7/10 top domestic leagues (CHI, BRA, RSA, USA, FRA, GER, ESP) 6/10 domestic cups (CHI, BRA, RSA, FRA, GER, ESP) 5/5 club continental championships (ACL-Wuhan 2020, LIB-Sao Paulo 2022, CAFCL-Ajax CT 2025, NACL-New York RB 2027, UCL-Lyon 2029, UCL-Real Madrid 2032) 1/1 club world championship (Sao Paulo 2022) International 3/5 continental tournaments (MAR 2023, KOR 2027, ITA 2032) 0/2 world tournaments () Seasons: CLUB CAREER Leagues Cups Season NAT Club Division 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Cont. CWC Other & Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 CHI Wuhan CNFD 5th Joined in 9th place after 13 games and out of cups 2018 CHI Whuan CNFD 1st Qtr Promoted as champions 2019 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win League & Cup double. 2020 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win Win Trebble Winners (+domestic super cup) 2021 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 3rd Qtr Joined in 17th after 11 games. 2022 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 1st Win Win Win Quadruple 2022/23 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 7th n/a Win Nedbank Cup win 2023/24 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st 2rnd Final League Champions 2024/25 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st Semi Win Win CAF Confederation Cup, League Champions, MTN 8 Cup, Telkom Knockout Cup, CAF Super Cup 2025/26 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st* Win CAF Champions League, *resigned after 7 league games in 1st place and a game in hand. 2026 USA New York RB MLS 1st MLS Cup & MLS Supporters Shield winners 2027 USA New York RB MLS 12th Win NACL 2027/28 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 3rd 10rnd Semi 2028/29 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 2nd Semi Win Win UEFA CL & League Cup winners 2029/30 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 1st Win Win League & FA Cup & Club World Cup 2030/31 GER Bayern Munich BL 1st Win League & Cup double 2031/32 ESP Real Madrid L1 1st Win Win League, Cup & ECL treble INTERNATIONAL CAREER Rank Cups Year Nation FIFA NL World Cont. Conf. Other & Notes 2020 Serbia 21st 2021 Serbia 33rd Failed to Qualify for World Cup 2022 Morocco 15th Won African Nations Championship 2023 Morocco 18th Win Won African Cup of Nations 2024 2025 South Korea 50th Won East Asia Cup 2026 South Korea 44th 3rd in World Cup group 2027 South Korea 31st Win Won the Asian Cup 2030/31 Italy 2nd Semi-final of Nations League and some friendlies 2031/32 Italy 1st Win Won European Championships --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  7. Real Madrid La Liga 2031/2032 After leaving Bayern Munich my next port of call was the Spanish capital and Real Madrid. They've only won one league title in 8 years and haven't won the Champions League in 15 and in conjunction with the poor finances it's safe to say they're in a bad state. Despite not being in a good state overall they've got some decent players so optimism was high going into the new season. I don't recall the early part of the season given how long it's taken me to play it, but Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla were 3 of my opening 4 league games which we won conceding only 1 (against Seville) and scoring 13. That set the tone and momentum that saw us clinch the league title by the end of April with 4 league games to go and 23 points clear of Barcelona at the end. We finished the season on 99 points with 31 wins, 6 draws, 1 defeat and scored 107 goals and conceded 24. The Spanish Cup we comfortably disposed of Lugo, Athelic Bilbao, Malaga and Atletico Madrid to setup a tie with reigning league and cup holders Barcelona. The final played at the Mestalla in Valencia saw us overcome our arch rivals 2-1 in a fairly even game. The Champions League groups saw us drawn with Dinamo Bucuresti, Bayern Munich and Lyon. Two of my former teams making for some interesting encounters. We cruised through the group with a 100% record with out toughest opponents being Lyon who were the only team to score against us in 2-1 wins in both ties. The first knockout round saw us travel to New White Heart Lane to face Tottenham where we struggled to 3-2 defeat. In the return leg we managed to overturn the defecit with a 2-0 win and looked a lot more comfortable thanks to players returning from injury. The quarter final presented us with a trip to Milan to face Inter in an entertaining 4-2 win which was a bit more open than I'd have liked. The return tie in Madrid saw us shut the door and barricaded the goal with a bus and smash them 6-0 in what has to be the performance of the season. It was the complete display with Inter barely getting a sniff of our goal and clinic finishing at the other end. In the semi final we faced the team that knocked me out of the Champions League last season in Monaco and I thought they'd do it again when they were 2-0 up after 30mins but we managed to pull one back just before half time. They extended their lead on the hour mark before we scored two quick goals on the 67th + 70th min to bring us level only for them to score 4 mins into injury time to give us a 4-3 defeat. The home leg was thankfully much better as we raced into a 3-0 lead in 22 mins and although they pulled one back before half time we never looked in any danger of throwing our advantage away and secured a final tie against...Lyon, the team I'd last won the Champions League with. Thankfully the final was more comfortable (although not easy) than our group games as we scored early from the penalty spot and then wrapped it up late on for a 2-0 win to secure my 2nd European Champions League and Real Madrid's first in 15 years. After resigning from Real Madrid I declared my interest in the AC Milan job as Pep Guardiola is in a "Precarious" position and they finished 6th in the league. The following day the Barcelona manager resigned and I was "linked" with their vacant post...which if I wasn't wanting to move to Italy or England then I'd consider. But it does give Guardiola a possible out of Milan...we'll see what happens. Internationally we qualified for the European Championships with ease and I'm looking forward with optimism for the upcoming tournament. Challenge Progress: Club 7/10 top domestic leagues (CHI, BRA, RSA, USA, FRA, GER, ESP) 6/10 domestic cups (CHI, BRA, RSA, FRA, GER, ESP) 5/5 club continental championships (ACL-Wuhan 2020, LIB-Sao Paulo 2022, CAFCL-Ajax CT 2025, NACL-New York RB 2027, UCL-Lyon 2029, UCL-Real Madrid 2032) 1/1 club world championship (Sao Paulo 2022) International 2/5 continental tournaments (MAR 2023, KOR 2027) 0/2 world tournaments () Seasons: CLUB CAREER Leagues Cups Season NAT Club Division 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Cont. CWC Other & Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 CHI Wuhan CNFD 5th Joined in 9th place after 13 games and out of cups 2018 CHI Whuan CNFD 1st Qtr Promoted as champions 2019 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win League & Cup double. 2020 CHI Wuhan CSL 1st Win Win Trebble Winners (+domestic super cup) 2021 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 3rd Qtr Joined in 17th after 11 games. 2022 BRA Sao Paulo Serie A 1st Win Win Win Quadruple 2022/23 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 7th n/a Win Nedbank Cup win 2023/24 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st 2rnd Final League Champions 2024/25 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st Semi Win Win CAF Confederation Cup, League Champions, MTN 8 Cup, Telkom Knockout Cup, CAF Super Cup 2025/26 RSA Ajax CT RSA PL 1st* Win CAF Champions League, *resigned after 7 league games in 1st place and a game in hand. 2026 USA New York RB MLS 1st MLS Cup & MLS Supporters Shield winners 2027 USA New York RB MLS 12th Win NACL 2027/28 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 3rd 10rnd Semi 2028/29 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 2nd Semi Win Win UEFA CL & League Cup winners 2029/30 FRA Olympique Lyonnais L1 1st Win Win League & FA Cup & Club World Cup 2030/31 GER Bayern Munich BL 1st Win League & Cup double 2031/32 ESP Real Madrid L1 1st Win Win League, Cup & ECL treble INTERNATIONAL CAREER Rank Cups Year Nation FIFA NL World Cont. Conf. Other & Notes 2020 Serbia 21st 2021 Serbia 33rd Failed to Qualify for World Cup 2022 Morocco 15th Won African Nations Championship 2023 Morocco 18th Won African Cup of Nations 2024 2025 South Korea 50th Won East Asia Cup 2026 South Korea 44th 3rd in World Cup group 2027 South Korea 31st Win Won the Asian Cup 2030/31 Italy 2nd Semi-final of Nations League and some friendlies --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  8. @Ronaldo Beckham If you enjoy managing the team you're managing then stay. If you're not or you think you can get a better job then resign. With a 10 point deduction I'd probably jump ship as you'd need to smash the league to get a promotion whereas staying and potentially struggling won't help your reputation.
  9. @vikeologist no worries, hadn't noticed as I've not loaded the first page in a while. The save is running a bit slower as it's grown a bit too big so only getting through a couple of games at a time before getting distracted by other things. Hopefully it'll improve once I've finished europe and removed those leagues. My plan is to head to Mexico once I've done europe and ultimately finish in Argentina...we'll see how that goes.
  10. It's good see people getting close to the finishing line. I'm still with Real Madrid playing a few games here and there so it's going a bit slower at the present time. Into December so I'm hoping I'll get a good play session or two soon to finish off the season in Spain to check off another title off the list. I'm also managing Italy currently ranked 2nd in the world with the European Championships coming at the end of the season so fingers crossed I can check that one off too.
  11. @NixoN1994 And when you select to remove them it shows the date it'll be removed. And to see the removal date for league you're in you can remove a lower division.
  12. The leagues add or remove around the time of the league reset date during the close season, so for example France and Germany leagues removed on the 20th June in 2031. Which was handy for me as I was appointed Real Madrid manager on the 19th so I was able to remove the German league alongside the French one. And it's made a huge difference to the speed of the game. I think I've still got Spain, Italy, England, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil leagues loaded.
  13. Not played for a few days but it seems my financial state is a little better in terms of bank balance...but I've got no transfer budget at the present time.
  14. Spooky, that's who I'm managing next season too. And as it seems to be with most of my appointment's there's no money to spend as they're in debt.
  15. @vikeologist Thanks, I think it'll depend on the timing of what jobs become available really. The Real Madrid Job (finished 3rd) and Juventus job (finished 5th) are "very insecure". AC Milan are the dominant team in Italy and looking miles better than the rest, whereas loosing Champions League finalist Barcelona are looking the part in Spain. The English league and cup look as if it'll be difficult as Man Utd and City are appearing dominant this season with Utd winning the league for their first trophy in four years and City finishing 3rd and winning the Champions League. Congrats on your cup success with Bordeaux, hopefully you'll enjoy the battle with PSG. They were a juggernaut that was difficult and enjoyable to overcome in the French league, they reclaimed their top spot after I left with Lyon dropping to 3rd some distance behind Monaco and PSG.
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